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Jemez Pueblo Man Charged with Assault of a Federal Officer

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, and Raul Bujanda, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Albuquerque Field Office, announced that Dylon Scott Sandia appeared in federal court on an indictment charging him with assault upon a federal officer involving physical contact. Sandia, 32, of Jemez Pueblo, and an enrolled member of the Jemez Pueblo, will remain in custody pending trial, which is currently scheduled for February 12, 2024.

According to the indictment, on May 29, 2023, Sandia intentionally assaulted an officer with the Jemez Pueblo Police Department, who, by virtue of a special law enforcement commission, is considered a federal officer, while the officer was engaged in the performance of his official duties.

An indictment is only an allegation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. If convicted, Sandia faces 8 years in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release.

The FBI Albuquerque Field Office investigated this case with the assistance of the Jemez Pueblo Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meg Tomlinson is prosecuting the case.

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Updated January 3, 2024

Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 24-5